“What I’ve learned”


You know that recurring feature in Esquire magazine that features a painfully hip bearded celebrity, wearing a linen shirt and sandals, looking out into an impossibly blue ocean as he imparts those nuggets of wisdom formed from a lifetime’s worth of being an awesome dude.

I would never do one of those, because I don’t own any linen. But were I to, number 7 would be:

7: Despite our society’s obsession with “experience,” there is very little that can not be accomplished with three ingredients: A decent head on your shoulders, a little sweat, and Google.

What’s your PhD program or job teaching you that Wikipedia doesn’t already know? Better yet, what’s preventing you from giving it a go without the credential? Maybe we just love the program.



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